Thousands of Albertans will put on their mitts and winter boots to brave the cold on Wednesday, Feb. 7 for the annual Winter Walk Day.

Since 2006, Winter Walk Day has brought together communities across Alberta while promoting year-round active lifestyles. Albertans are encouraged to register online to participate in this year’s Winter Walk Day for a 15-minute trek through the cold either as an individual or as a team with friends, family, schoolmates or work colleagues.

In 2023, more than 149,000 Albertans registered to participate in Winter Walk Day. This year’s goal is to have more than 150,000 participants, for a total of 2.2 million minutes spent enjoying the outdoors. Research shows that light activities like walking can have a positive impact on one’s overall physical and mental health.

You can register at

Alberta’s government proudly supports Winter Walk Day, partnering with Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere (SHAPE), the Alberta Motor Association (AMA) School Patrol, Ever Active Schools, Alberta Blue Cross, Fitness Alberta and the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association.

Information provided by the Alberta Government

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